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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Hourglass Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 117869)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $109.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

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About Hourglass:

Hourglass wines represent a cutting-edge, modern Napa Valley winemaking style. Ned Smith bought the property in 1976 and his goal quickly shifted from fruit trees to his favorite wine, Zinfandel, with the lofty hope of supplying grapes to local wineries in exchange for finished wine. The land was eventually taken over by son Jeff Smith. In 1992, Jeff enlisted his family friend - and former rock band cohort - Bob Foley as winemaker for their new venture. Like so many aspiring guitarists, Bob had kept his day job over the years, making wine and garnering countless accolades and rock-star status for such labels as Robert Foley Vineyards, Switchback Ridge, Pride Mountain, School House and Paloma. Bob continues to make all the Hourglass wines and has the deep purple-stained hands to prove it. The calluses, however, are as much from guitar playing as his meticulous cellar work. Then, Hourglass's inaugural release came with the 1997 vintage, a seminal Napa vintage by many critics' standards.

With the christening of the winery at Blueline and its distinct single-varietal wines, Hourglass has entered an exciting new phase of its evolution. A brand synonymous with terroir-driven, modern Napa wines of the highest caliber, its goal is and will always remain the same: To capture the essence of two of Napa Valley's most expressive vineyard sites in bottled form, and to have the honor of sharing them with you and your families for decades to come.